"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly."
"Hip-hop originated from the Bronx specifically; that means everything. I'm down the block from where hip-hop was born and raised, so I'm glad I am here and I'm able to represent New York the way I am."
"I think Michelle Obama ought to wear her hair exactly the way she wants to wear her hair. I am not looking for Michelle Obama to cut her hair off like I have mine, very short. I'm not looking for her to do twists. I'm looking for her to wear what's comfortable for her."
"Madam Walker, as part of the first generation out of slavery, really was inventing the way that she operated in the world."
"I think a lot of times, the historical piece is often a way to comment on the present."
"I began to discover that, in addition to her stunning achievements, there were flaws as there would be in any person's life. I wanted to tell Madam's story in an honest, frank way."
"Madam Walker was a woman who transformed herself in a very American, rags-to-riches way."
"As much as any woman of the twentieth century, Madam Walker paved the way for the profound social changes that altered women's place in American society."
"The London police have discovered that the best way to neuter demonstrations is not to move everyone on, or disperse troublemakers, but hold them close, cordon them into a diminishing space for hours and hours, as a sort of arbitrary al fresco arrest."
"On matters of race, on matters of decency, baseball should lead the way."